Resources

Download and print brochures about home safety, medication management, vision and hearing tests, safe footware, managing chronic conditions and more. Are you a health care provider or social service professional? Scroll half-way down for provider-specific resources.

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Brochures

Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls

Stay Independent, Are you at risk?

Go4Life Workout to Go – a sample exercise routine from the NIH.

Handouts

Resource Guides and Hotlines

Fall Prevention Information for Patients and Families – MaineHealth

Physical Activity Resource Guide physical activity opportunities for older adults in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County area.

Older Adult Resource Guide – Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s . Information and referral hotline: 1-866-836-6678.

ElderCare.gov – enter your zip code for local resources.  Hotline: 1-800-677-1116.

SeniorsResourceGuide.com/Chattanooga – Chattanooga Senior Housing, Community Resources, Health at Home, Professional Services, Care Management, Health Services.

United Way’s 2-1-1 of Greater Chattanooga is an information and referral service where you can get or give help just by dialing 2-1-1

Drug Take-Back Program – Program allows citizens to dispose of unwanted medications.

Transportation

CARTA Fixed Route Transit (423-629-1473): 16 bus routes serving Chattanooga, with some routes providing service on Saturday and Sunday.

Downtown Shuttle (423-629-1473): The Downtown Shuttle is the free electric shuttle service in Downtown Chattanooga from the CARTA Shuttle Park South next to the Choo Choo, to the CARTA Shuttle Park North by the TN Aquarium.

Care-a-van (423-698-9038): The CARTA Care-a-van is the paratransit transportation that provides door to door service to persons with disabilities who are unable to use the fixed route service.

Alexian PACE (423) 698-0802

Healthy Living Guide Books

Talking with your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

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Interactive Online Workshops

Better Choices, Better Health – a healthy living program to help people who are coping with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease.

 

Fall Prevention Quick Links 

CDC, NCOA, NIH

Veteran Home Modification Assistance

National Observances

Active Aging Week , Falls Prevention Awareness Day , Older Americans Month


Resources for Health Care Providers and Social Service Professionals

Provider Webinars and Online Trainings

www.homemods.org – offers training and education opportunities for professionals who wish to respond to the increasing demand for home modification services.

http://www.homemeds.org/ – an evidence-based, technology-enabled intervention that addresses medication safety among older adults by connecting homecare and other community-based services to health care providers.

Fall Scape- Falls Talk – http://www.fallscape.org/ – evidence-based falls prevention program for older adults and older adults with disabilities. Delivers an intervention utilizing multimedia software to increase falls prevention behaviors and falls self-management skills

Fall Prevention: Curriculum for Community Health Workers – http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu/fall-prevention-curriculum/

Falls Prevention Awareness: Advanced Training for Home Health Aides – http://www.aheconnect.com/cgec/cdetail.asp?courseid=cgec5%20

Building Better Balance, http://www.landofsky.org/fallprevention.html : a falls risk screening process administered by Community/Lay Providers for community dwelling older adults.

OTagohttp://www.med.unc.edu/aging/cgec/exercise-program
an evidence-based program, developed in New Zealand, calls for PTs to assess, coach and progress patients over the course of six months to one year.

Provider Toolkits

CDC’s STEADI Fall Risk Assessment Toolkit for by Healthcare Providers

Remembering When™ A Fall and Fire Prevention Program for Older Adults
Developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.

NCST (National Center on Senior Transportation) – Seniors Benefit from Transportation Coordination Partnerships – 

AHRQ – New Tools Help Health Providers Reduce Patients’ Risk of Falls

FPC Partner Resources

BCBST –  High Risk Medication Therapeutic Alternatives Guide

BrightStar Care – FOCUS ON FALLS: Pairing Clinical Expertise and Patient Education to Decrease Fall Risk

Evidence-Based Fall Prevention and Self-Management Programs

National A Matter of Balance website

Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Explore evidence-based programs   – chart of evidence based programs ranked Tier I to Tier III